The Chicago nomination.
Judging from the tone of the Northern
papers, the chances are that the nomination at Chicago
has fallen upon General George B. McClellan
, the "Little Napoleon," who made such a rapid change of base on the Peninsula
in the summer of 1862.
The New York Herald
of the 27th has a dispatch from Chicago
, which says that the New York delegation met with a perfect ovation on their journey from Detroit
, and that every demonstration closed with cheers for McClellan
, of Troy
, several times asked the crowd who they wanted nominated — Seymour
! and the cry was emphatically McClellan
in every instance.
The correspondent adds: "The only opposition to Little Mac is from the two Woods, Valladingham's body-guard, and Singleton
, of Illinois
The Woods do not pretend to speak for the East
, but are constantly asserting that the West
will not support McClellan
is considerably toned down; but some of his delegation are still rampant."
Another dispatch says: ‘"The whole tide appears to be for McClellan
Every hour reveals additional strength, and from quarters where it was supposed he would meet with bitter opposition."’
Northern papers of the 28th ultimo say that the Peace Democrats
are in favor of McClellan
, while the War Democrats
. It remains to be seen whether the peace or the war men have a majority in the Convention
, and we shall not be kept long in suspense.
The platform is the main point; and it can hardly be expected that a party favoring McClellan
will fail to insert a plank looking to a continuation of the war if reconstruction be not possible.
A Chicago correspondent of a Northern paper writes; "The contest over the planks may cause a change and confusion in regard to the candidates.
If there is any trouble, it will arise over the platform and not on the candidates.
The consultations on this point have not been definite enough as yet to foreshadow the precise position of the two elements."
A deserter who came into Petersburg
yesterday morning stated that McClellan
had been nominated at Chicago
Northern papers of the 30th inform us that no nomination was made on Monday, showing that this deserter was talking of something about which he knew nothing.
We received last night, through the courtesy of Captain Hatch
, our files of Northern papers, and we judge from the tenor of their articles that McClellan
will certainly be the nominees.